Visual Studio Express

Visual Studio Express editions provide free tools to develop applications for a specific platform, such as Windows Universal Platform applications, web sites, and Windows desktop applications.
visual studio express

New 2015 edition available

Visual Studio Community has all the features of Express and more, and is still free for individual developers, open source projects, academic research, education, and small professional teams.
Free download

Express for desktop

Supports the creation of desktop applications for Windows.

Express for web

Create standards-based, responsive websites, web APIs, or real-time online experiences using ASP.NET.

Express for Windows

Provides the core tools for building compelling, innovative apps for Universal Windows Platform. Windows 10 is required.

Team Foundation Server 2015 Express

Free source-code-control, project management, and team-collaboration platform.

Commercial use of Express products

Visual Studio Express products are available at no charge and may be used for commercial, production usage subject to the license terms provided with each product. For example, you can use Express for Windows to create apps that you can then submit for sale in the Windows Store.

Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers

Free download

Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams

Free trial

End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes

Free trial